Thursday, July 23, 2020

Thursday PA Environment & Energy NewsClips 7.23.20

TODAY Live Briefing NOON:
Secretary of Health provides COVID-19 Update.  Watch Live: or  or

AG Shapiro Charges National Fuel Gas Supply, Subcontractor With Environmental Crimes Related To Pipeline Construction In Washington County
Don Hopey: AG: 2 Gas Pipeline Companies Charged With Polluting Washington County Waterway

Reid Frazier: AG Charges 2 Pipeline Companies Over Spills In Washington County

AG Shapiro Charges 2 Drilling Companies With Environmental Crimes In Washington County

Reuters: PA Attorney General Charges National Fuel Gas Supply With Environmental Crimes

State Funding Aims To Help Business, Schools, Agencies Move to Cleaner Fuel Vehicles

DCNR Concerned About Proposed Maryland National Guard Plan To Fly Very Low-Level Training Flights Over Cameron, Clinton, Elk, McKean, Potter,  Tioga Counties In PA Wilds [PaEN]

U.S. House Votes To Approve Bipartisan Land & Water Conservation Fund Bill Sending It To President; 5 Republicans In PA Vote Against The Bill [PaEN]

Cap-Star: PA Lawmakers Join Bipartisan Vote On Public Lands Bill, Trump To Sign It

The Guardian: Congress Approves Billions For U.S. National Parks In Rare Bipartisan Push

The Hill: Congress Passes Land & Water Conservation Fund Bill Sending  It To Trump

DCNR Good Natured Pennsylvanians: Carol Loeffler, Dickinson College [PaEN]

Pittsburgh Water Authority Reports Lead Levels In Drinking Water Well Under EPA Action Standard [PaEN]

Don Hopey: Pittsburgh Water Lead Levels Greatly Reduced

Pittsburgh Water Authority Announces Lowest Lead Levels In More Than 20 Years

After Years-Long Crisis, Lead Levels In Pittsburgh’s Water Finally Meet Federal Compliance

PennVEST Makes $66 Million Investment In 11 Water Infrastructure Projects In 9 Counties [PaEN]

Lancaster County Clean Water Partners Provide Update On Implementing Clean Water Action Plan [PaEN]

Make Plans To Go To Lancaster County’s Clean Water Week August 7 -15  [PaEN]

Penn State Extension: Testing And Treating PFAS In PA Water Wells [PaEN]

Penn State Extension: Resources For Water Well, Spring And Cistern Owners [PaEN]

How A Stormwater Credit Can Reduce Local Stormwater Fees: Penn State Extension [PaEN]

Sycamores Are A Champion Streamside Tree In Our Watersheds [PaEN]

DEP Our Common Wealth Blog: Record-Setting High Water Levels In Great Lakes [PaEN]

PA Sea Grant: 3 PA Students Part Of 2021 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship Program [PaEN]

EPA Developing New Tool To Help Local Officials To Site Projects In Chesapeake Bay Watershed Areas [PaEN]

Westmoreland Water Officials Hope Goats Are Solution To Invasive Weeds

PA Consumer Advocate: FirstEnergy Can’t Recover $60 Million Alleged Bribe From Customers

FirstEnergy Share Price Plummets Following Subpoena In Ohio $61M Racketeering Bribery Case

Editorial: Does FirstEnergy Have Too Much Power? [Related To Ohio Bribery Charges Over Nuclear Power Plant Bailout]

Anya Litvak: Split On PUC Muddies Future Of Utility Shutoffs During Pandemic

Andrew Maykuth: Plans Reveal Hilco’s Intent To Reshape Damaged Philly Refinery Landscape

Why PA, U.S. Mushroom Business Is Migrating To Canada, Even After Natural Gas Pipeline Grant Helps Chester County Grower

Delaware River Basin Commission Climate Change Committee Holds First Meeting August 4 [PaEN]

Op-Ed: To Build An Energy Efficient Economy, PA Needs To Join Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Op-Ed: Gov. Wolf Has A Choice To Make About Climate Change

Pittsburgh Builder, Sustainability Pioneer Jack Mascaro Dies After Long Illness

PA Resources Council Offers 5 Backyard Composting, Watershed/Rain Barrel, Recycling/Waste Reduction Webinars In August [PaEN]

PRC Places Temporary Glass Recycling Bin At Quaker Valley

Runner Points Out Litter, Says Gun Pointed At Him In Wilkes-Barre

Virtual Forum Explores Luzerne, Lackawanna Counties’ Land Use Planning Issues

Agriculture: Urban, Community Gardens Combat Food Deserts, Grow Food, Life Skills [PaEN]

Section Of Lake Scranton Walking Trail To Reopen Friday

Check Out The Pittsburgh Zipline Company Proposal And Provide Your Feedback

Op-Ed: How Many Preventable Deaths Will It Take For Philly To Care About Bicycle Safety?

Quakertown Swamp Honored As World Wetland Of Distinction In Bucks

Allegheny Front: Creating Native Habitat, Yard By Yard

Chesapeake Bay Program: Moths Pick Up The Night Shift For Pollinators

Allegheny Front: Invasive Barberry, Small Mammals Could Be Bad Combination For PA’s Woodlands

Marcus Schneck: New Invasive Species Harmful To Food Crops Found In PA - Swede Midge Fly

Allegheny Front: The Race To Save The Rare Canby’s Mountain Lover: 

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Game Commission, DCNR Release State Lands Bat Conservation Plan For Comment [PaEN]

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Target, Walmart, CVS Partner To Reimagine The Retail Plastic Bag

Plan To Reimagine Appalachia Touts Jobs, Justice  And Sustainability For The Ohio Valley

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[Posted: July 23, 2020]  PA Environment Digest

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